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This dairy-free banana bread recipe is so easy to make and the perfect snack to eat whenever your hunger strikes.
What do you do when you have bananas that are not quite black but far beyond the point of eating? You make banana bread, naturally.
Dairy-Free Banana Bread Ingredients
Traditional banana bread has butter in it, but even if you don’t eat dairy, it’s quite easy to make it dairy-free.
This dairy-free banana bread is made with just ten ingredients, many of which you likely already have in your pantry.
- Eggs. The eggs help bind all the ingredients together.
- Bananas. Bananas are the star of the show. Shocker, I know. The riper the banana the sweeter it is.
- Maple syrup. The added natural sweetness of the maple syrup helps to round out the flavor.
- Oat flour. Oat flour is used instead of white flour. It’s richer in fiber and other nutrients, plus the flavor of bananas and oats go really well together.
- Tahini. The tahini is a great healthy source of fat.
- Vanilla extract. The vanilla adds some more natural sweetness and flavor.
- Ground cinnamon. Ground cinnamon adds warmth and an earthy sweetness.
- Baking powder & soda. The main reason for both the baking powder and baking soda is texture. This allows it to be fluffy and also to slightly rise.
- Salt. Adding a pinch of salt helps to balance out all the sweet elements without making it salty.
- Optional add-ins. This could be nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit.
How to Make Dairy-Free Banana Bread
This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. Let’s do it.
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork, then add the rest of the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients making sure to get rid of any lumps.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix them together (some clumps in the mixture from the bananas are fine). Using add-ins? Fold them in now.
5. Pour the batter into a greased bread pan and bake for 1 hour until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, carefully remove from pan, and let cool further for about 20 more minutes.
6. Dig in.
This dairy-free banana bread is naturally gluten-free (if allergic, make sure to use certified gluten-free oat flour).
No eggs? ➝ You can try making a flax or chia egg by mixing 1 tablespoon ground flax or chia with 3 tablespoons water to form a gel.
No maple syrup? ➝ Instead of maple syrup, you can also use raw honey or another liquid sweetener.
No oat flour/oats? ➝ You can try substituting millet flour, rice flour, or sorghum flour with similar results.
No tahini? ➝ If you want to utilize what’s already in your pantry, you can substitute peanut butter, homemade cashew butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter.
PRO TIP: If you already have oats on hand, no need to run to the store to buy oat flour. You can put oats in a high powdered blender (or through a grain mill attachment) and make your own.
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Dairy-Free Banana Bread
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork, then add the rest of the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients making sure to get rid of any lumps.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together well. It’s okay to have some clumps in the mixture from the bananas.
- If choosing the optional ingredients, fold them in now.
- Pour batter into a greased bread pan.
- Bake for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, carefully remove from pan and let cool further for about 20 more minutes.